ARCHIVE: Spring 2002
Nursing (NUR)

NUR 314 Health Assessment for Registered Nurses. (3)
spring
Introductory knowledge and skills for systematic physical, psychosocial, and developmental nursing assessment over the life span. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab. Fee. Prerequisite: admission to graduate Nursing program.

NUR 341 Theory I: Health Integrity. (4)
fall and spring
Concepts related to health integrity with focus on individual clients. Fee. Prerequisite: admission to professional Nursing program. Pre- or corequisites: NUR 351, 361, 381.

NUR 342 Theory II: Health Integrity and Alterations. (5)
fall and spring
Concepts related to selected alterations in health integrity with focus on individuals, families, and groups. Fee. Prerequisite: Junior I courses. Pre- or corequisites: NUR 362, 382.

NUR 351 Pharmacology in Nursing. (3)
fall and spring
Foundations of pharmacological interventions. Prerequisite: admission to professional Nursing program.

NUR 361 Professional Development I. (2)
fall and spring
Introduction to professional nursing roles and responsibilities. Prerequisite: admission to professional Nursing program.

NUR 362 Professional Development II: Nursing Research. (3)
fall and spring
Introduces concepts and issues in nursing research. Emphasizes quantitative and qualitative research processes, examination of nursing research literature. Prerequisite: Junior I or admission to RN-BSN program.
General Studies: L

NUR 381 Nursing Practice I. (7)
fall and spring
Applies health assessment, nursing process, and basic skills to promote and maintain health integrity of individual clients. Lab, clinical experience. Fee. Prerequisite: admission to professional Nursing program . Pre- or corequisites: NUR 341, 351, 361.

NUR 382 Nursing Practice II. (8)
fall and spring
Applies nursing process with selected individuals, families, and groups experiencing alterations in health integrity. Lab, clinical experience. Fee. Prerequisite: Junior I. Pre- or corequisites: NUR 342, 362.

NUR 391 Registered Nurse Mobility I: Professional Development. (3)
fall and spring
Historical, philosophical, and theoretical bases for professional nursing practice. Enhancement of critical inquiry skills through exploration of selected issues. Prerequisite: admission to RN-BSN program.
General Studies: L

NUR 392 Registered Nurse Mobility II: Health and Wellness. (3)
fall and spring
Concepts of health integrity and community-based practice and professional nursing roles. Corequisite for RNs: NUR 391.

NUR 441 Theory III: Health Integrity and Alterations. (6)
fall and spring
Concepts related to health integrity and alterations with focus on individuals, families, groups, aggregates, and communities. Fee. Prerequisite: Junior II. Prerequisite for RNs: NUR 392. Pre- or corequisites: NUR 461, 481.

NUR 442 Theory IV: Health Integrity and Alterations. (3)
fall and spring
Advanced concepts related to health integrity and alterations in that integrity, with focus on selected client populations. Fee. Prerequisite: Senior I. Prerequisite for RNs: NUR 495. Pre- or corequisites: NUR 443, 462, 482.

NUR 443 Theory V: Leadership and Management. (3)
fall and spring
Selected theories and concepts of organizations, management, leadership with focus on nursing management and leadership in health care organizations. Prerequisite: Senior I. Pre- or corequisites: NUR 442, 462, 482. Pre- or corequisite for RNs: NUR 495.

NUR 450 School Nursing Practice. (3)
summer
Role of the professional nurse in planning, implementation, and evaluation of the school health program. Prerequisite: RN license.

NUR 451 Health Assessment of the Child. (3)
summer
Maintenance of good health in the school-aged child using health assessment and promotion techniques. Lecture, discussion, self study, demonstration. Prerequisite: RN license.

NUR 452 Nursing of Children with Developmental Disabilities. (3)
summer
Congenital and acquired physical and mental developmental disorders, including the evaluation of child and family and community resources. Prerequisite: RN license.

NUR 461 Professional Development III: The Art of Nursing. (3)
fall and spring
Explores the aesthetics, ethical, and personal patterns of knowing in nursing. Prerequisite: Junior II or admission to RN-BSN program.
General Studies: HU

NUR 462 Professional Development IV. (2)
fall and spring
Focuses on role transition to professional nursing. Prerequisite: Senior I. Prerequisite for RNs: NUR 495.

NUR 481 Nursing Practice III. (7)
fall and spring
Applies concepts and clinical practice related to health integrity and alterations with focus on individuals, families, groups, aggregates, and communities. Lab, clinical experiences. Fee. Prerequisite: Junior II. Pre- or corequisites: NUR 441, 461.

NUR 482 Nursing Practice IV. (8)
fall and spring
Capstone course with focus on synthesis and application of patterns of knowing and leadership, management concepts in collaborative nursing practice. Lab, clinical experiences. Fee. Prerequisite: Senior I. Pre- or corequisites: NUR 442, 443, 462.

NUR 494 Special Topics. (1 – 4)
fall, spring, summer
Advanced study and/or supervised practice in an area of nursing. Lecture and lab to be arranged. Prerequisite: 12 hours in Nursing major or instructor approval.

NUR 495 Community Health/Home Health Practice for RNs. (4)
fall and spring
Theoretical content related to community and home health care. Clinical practice with individual, family aggregates. 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab. Prerequisite: NUR 392. Corequisite: NUR 362.

NUR 496 Leadership and Management Practice for RNs. (5)
fall and spring
Capstone leadership and management experience for the RN student that utilizes patterns of knowing in nursing practice. Clinical lab. Corequisite for RNs: NUR 495. Pre- or corequisite: NUR 443.

NUR 500 Research Methods. (3)
fall and spring
Research methods including research conceptualization and design in nursing. Prerequisites: admission to graduate Nursing program; a graduate-level course in inferential statistics.

NUR 501 Advanced Adult Health Assessment/Promotion: Advanced Theory. (4)
fall
Expands adult health assessment/promotion skills through knowledge/strategies essential for developing and interpreting data. Lecture, demonstration. Prerequisite: all core and flexible core courses except thesis/project. Corequisite: NUR 580.

NUR 502 Management and Maintenance of Adults with Chronic Health Alterations: Advanced Theory. (4)
spring
Includes theory/research that guides the management/maintenance of adults with chronic health alterations. Emphasizes psychophysiological interrelationships of illnesses. Lecture, seminar. Prerequisites: NUR 501; all core and flexible core courses except thesis/project. Pre- or corequisite: NUR 580.

NUR 503 Management and Maintenance of Adults with Acute Health Alterations: Advanced Theory. (3)
spring
Emphasizes theoretical research foundations essential for advanced practice involving care of adults with acute episodic alterations in health. Lecture, seminar. Prerequisite: NUR 501. Pre- or corequisite: NUR 580.

NUR 521 Community Mental Health/Psychiatric Nursing: Advanced Mental Health Assessment. (3)
fall
Theories related to holistic health assessment for the promotion of physical/psychological health; develops skill in mental health assessments. Lecture, seminar, lab. Prerequisite: all core and flexible core courses except thesis/project.

NUR 522 Community Mental Health/Psychiatric Nursing: Advanced Theory I. (3)
fall
Analyzes issues, theories, and research in restoration and promotion of mental health. Emphasizes developing conceptual framework for psychiatric nursing. Prerequisites: NUR 521; all core and flexible core courses except thesis/project. Corequisite: NUR 580.

NUR 523 Community Mental Health/Psychiatric Nursing: Advanced Theory II. (3)
spring
Focuses on development of theoretical basis for intervention and a knowledge base for collaboration and consultation in the mental health area. Prerequisites: NUR 522; all core and flexible core courses except thesis/project. Corequisite: NUR 580.

NUR 524 Psychoneuroimmunology Approaches to Practice. (3)
summer
Overview of theories, concepts, and research in psychoneuroimmunology including physiological aspects and application to a holistic nursing model. Seminar. Prerequisite: admission to graduate Nursing program.

NUR 525 Neonatal/Pediatric Physiology and Embryology. (3)
fall
Prepares advanced practice nurses to use embryology, genetics, and physiology concepts within the nursing process in the care of pediatric and neonatal patients. Lecture, discussion, participative dialogues, case studies. Prerequisites: a course in undergraduate anatomy and a course in undergraduate physiology.

NUR 526 Advanced Neonatal Physical Assessment. (4)
fall
Develops assessment skills related to neonate/infant, including history-taking, physical, developmental, behavioral, cultural, and genetics assessment to provide comprehensive advanced practice neonatal nursing care. Lecture, seminar, discussion, case studies. Prerequisite: instructor approval. Corequisite: NUR 525.

NUR 527 Neonatal and Pediatric Pharmacology in Nursing Practice. (3)
spring
Examines and discusses the rationale, action, and therapeutic effect for using each class of medications employed in neonatal and pediatric health care. Lecture, seminar, discussion, case studies, clinical. Pre- or corequisites: both NUR 525 and 526 (or 558) or only instructor approval.

NUR 528 Advanced Developmental and Family-Centered Nursing Care. (4)
spring
Provides the foundation for providing advanced nursing care of children that is developmentally supportive, family centered, and culturally competent. Lecture, seminar, discussion, skills laboratory, clinical. Fee. Pre- or corequisites: both NUR 525 and 526 (or 558) or only instructor approval.

NUR 531 Nursing of Children: Advanced Theory I. (3)
fall
Focuses on current practices, research, and issues related to health promotion and disease prevention for children and adolescents. Lecture, seminar. Prerequisite: all core and flexible core courses except thesis/project. Corequisite: NUR 580.

NUR 532 Nursing of Children: Advanced Theory II. (3)
spring
Focuses on concepts, theories, and research as a basis for strategies related to management of illness and health maintenance for children. Lecture, seminar. Prerequisites: NUR 531; all core and flexible core courses except thesis/project. Corequisite: NUR 580.

NUR 533 Nursing of Children with Special Needs: Advanced Theory. (3)
spring
Focuses on concepts, theories, and research related to acute and chronic health deviations of children. Lecture, seminar. Prerequisites: NUR 531 (or instructor approval); all core and flexible core courses except thesis/project. Corequisite: NUR 580.

NUR 534 Women’s Health: Advanced Theory I. (4)
fall
Focuses on theories, principles, and research related to managing the health of normal perinatal women and families. Cooperative learning strategies. Prerequisite: all core and flexible core courses except thesis/project. Corequisite: NUR 580.

NUR 535 Women’s Health: Advanced Theory II. (4)
spring
Focuses on management of nursing care for high-risk perinatal women and women with common health problems. Cooperative learning strategies. Prerequisites: NUR 534; all core and flexible core courses except thesis/project. Corequisite: NUR 580.

NUR 551 Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Practice Nursing. (3)
fall and spring
Facilitates exploration and examination of the foundations of advanced nursing practice. Lecture, seminar. Prerequisite: admission to graduate Nursing program.

NUR 552 Health Care Issues and Systems. (3)
fall and spring
Analyzes organization, financing, service delivery, and outcomes of the health system. Emphasizes policy issues, roles, and challenges for nurses. Lecture, seminar. Prerequisite: admission to graduate Nursing program.

NUR 553 Life Span Development. (3)
fall
Critical examination of concepts, theories, issues, and research related to developmental periods throughout the life span. Analyzes biological and health, cognitive, psychological, and sociocultural influences. Lecture, discussion. Prerequisite: admission to graduate Nursing program.

NUR 554 Population-Based Health Care. (3)
fall and spring
Identification and assessment of specific community health needs and health care patterns of target populations. Addresses promotion, protection, and improvement of health when planning health care services. Lecture, seminar. Prerequisite: admission to graduate Nursing program.

NUR 558 Advanced Pediatric Health Assessment. (3)
spring
Expansion of basic health assessment skills and development of clinical problem-solving skills for advanced practice nurses. Includes assessments of infants, children, and adolescents. Lecture, lab. Prerequisites: admission to graduate Nursing program; undergraduate health assessment within the last five years.

NUR 559 Advanced Health Assessment. (3)
spring
Expansion of basic health assessment skills and development of clinical problem-solving skills for advanced practice nurses. Includes assessments of infants, children, adolescents, and adults. Lecture, lab. Fee. Prerequisites: admission to graduate Nursing program; undergraduate health assessment within the last five years.

NUR 561 Advanced Practice Nursing Role. (2)
summer
Focuses on the examination and implementation of the role of the advanced practice nurse, emphasizing major components and subcomponents of the role. Lecture, seminar. Prerequisite: admission to graduate Nursing program or instructor approval.

NUR 562 Family Nurse Practitioner Advanced Theory I: Health Promotion, Management, and Maintenance. (4)
fall
First didactic role specialty course. Focuses on concepts and strategies to promote, manage, and maintain health of child, adult, and family. Prerequisite: all core and flexible core courses except thesis/project. Corequisite: NUR 580.

NUR 563 Family Nurse Practitioner Advanced Theory II: Health Promotion, Management, and Maintenance. (4)
spring
Second didactic role specialty course utilizing knowledge from previous courses to formulate therapeutic promotion, management, and maintenance for individuals across the life span. Prerequisites: NUR 562; all core and flexible core courses except thesis/project. Corequisite: NUR 580.

NUR 564 Applied Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice. (3)
spring
Life span course for advanced nurse practitioners to expand knowledge of pharmacotherapeutic concepts and principles. Lecture, discussion, case studies. Prerequisite: admission to graduate Nursing program.

NUR 565 Applied Physiology/Pathophysiology in Advanced Practice. (3)
spring
Advanced nurse practitioner course designed to expand previously acquired anatomy and physiology knowledge and discern pathological alterations across the life span. Lecture, seminar, case studies. Prerequisites: admission to graduate Nursing program; undergraduate anatomy and physiology.

NUR 566 Pediatric Physiology/Pathophysiology. (3)
spring
Analyzes the patterns of heredity, cellular differentiation, and the development of systems in the infant to adolescent. Prerequisite: admission to graduate Nursing program.

NUR 571 Teaching in Nursing Programs. (3)
not regularly offered
Analyzes theories, issues, and research related to teaching in nursing. Focuses on the process of teaching/learning. Seminar, cooperative learning. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

NUR 578 Gestalt Therapy I. (3)
fall
Introduces theory and methodology of Gestalt therapy and its uses for mental health promotion and restoration.

NUR 579 Gestalt Therapy II. (3)
spring
Focuses on further development of Gestalt therapy and its application in working with various client populations. Prerequisite: NUR 578.

NUR 580 Advanced Nursing Practicum I, II. (1 – 12)
fall and spring
Clinical application of theories, concepts, and principles in areas of concentration. Conferences. Possible topics:

(a)Advanced Nursing Practicum I, II: Adult Health Nursing. (2 – 6)
Fee.
(b)Advanced Nursing Practicum I, II: Community Health Nursing. (2 – 6)
(c)Advanced Nursing Practicum I, II: Community Mental Health/Psychiatric Nursing. (2 – 6)
(d)Advanced Nursing Practicum I, II: Family Health Nursing. (2 – 6)
Fee.
(e)Advanced Nursing Practicum I, II: Parent-Child Nursing with the Tracks of the Childbearing Family and Nursing of Children. (2 – 6)
Fee.
(f)Advanced Nursing Practicum I, II: Women’s Health Nursing. (2 – 6)
(g)Practicum (Electives). (1 – 4)
Prerequisite: admission to graduate Nursing program. Corequisite: NUR 501 or 502 or 503 or 522 or 523 or 531 or 532 or 533 or 534 or 535 or 562 or 563.

NUR 582 Advanced Human Physiology. (3)
fall
Analyzes major theories and concepts of human physiology. Explores interrelationship of physiology and health. Prerequisite: admission to graduate Nursing program.

NUR 584 Community Health Nursing Internship. (3)
spring
Students operationalize community health nursing/public health content in leadership roles in a variety of community agencies. Clinical internship. Prerequisite: NUR 580.

NUR 585 Stress Reduction. (3)
not regularly offered
Theory, application, and evaluation of mind/body relaxation methods, including physiological effects. Emphasizes research findings. Daily student practice. Prerequisite: graduate standing or instructor approval.

NUR 586 Advanced Pathophysiology. (3)
spring
Manifestation of altered human physiology and disease. Uses systems theory to analyze the relationships of disease and physiology. Prerequisites: NUR 582; admission to graduate Nursing program.

NUR 589 Research Utilization. (3)
fall and spring
Emphasizes the synthesis and application of research to an identified clinical nursing problem. Prerequisite: all core and flexible core courses except thesis/project. Corequisite: NUR 593.

NUR 591 Seminar. (2 – 4)
not regularly offered
Advanced topics, including curriculum development and health promotion. Prerequisite: instructor approval in selected courses.

NUR 593 Applied Project. (1)
fall and spring
Preparation of a supervised applied project that is a graduation requirement in some professional majors. Prerequisite: all core and flexible core courses. Corequisite: NUR 589.

NUR 598 Special Topics. (1 – 4)
not regularly offered
Special study, including issues in health care and organizations, management in nursing, ethical issues, and clinical nurse specialist role. Possible topics:

(a)Advanced Neonatal Theory I. (4)
fall
Fee.
(b)Advanced Neonatal Theory II. (3)
spring
(c)Epidemiology. (2)
(d)Nursing of Children with Development Disabilities. (3)
(e)School Nursing Practice. (3)

NUR 599 Thesis. (1 – 6)
fall, spring, summer
Research proposal development, data collection and analysis, thesis writing, and thesis oral defense. Requires six hours. Prerequisite: all core and flexible core courses.

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